Mumbai rain: two-year-old drowns in drain

According to the forecast made by Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Centre and Skymet Weather, the city is likely to witness heavier rainfall this weekend.

A two-year-old child drowned in a rainwater-filled drain in Mumbai as the city received moderate rainfall on Wednesday. 

The deceased was identified as Arihant Parvez Tamboli, a resident of Cheeta Camp in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai.

According to the forecast made by Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Centre and Skymet Weather, the city is likely to witness heavier rainfall this weekend.

On Wednesday, Mumbai city and its suburbs received 25 mm rainfall. The rains brought the mercury levels down bringing huge respite from the heat.

Despite the city receiving only a moderate rainfall on Wednesday, central Mumbai areas of Hindmata and Dadar reeled under immense traffic jam due to waterlogging on roads.

A Jet Airways flight from London to Mumbai was diverted to Ahmedabad airport due to rain.

The rainfall can be attributed to the trough running along the west coast, from Konkan to coastal Karnataka. With the trough getting intense, the intensity of rains is likely to increase in the next two to three days.

According to Skymet Weather, Mumbai has to take utmost caution, particularly in the next three days.

“Some heavy to very heavy rain is likely to deluge the city. These rains are most likely to hit normal life, with the threat of flash flooding and waterlogging looming large over the city,” a forecast said.

 

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